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NOWCorps Environmental Education Specialist

Northern Ohio Watershed Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

10/08/2024 - 09/30/2025

Application window

05/13/2024 - 08/01/2024

Location

Akron, Ohio

Hourly pay equivalent

$12.94

Project summary

Coordinate the Library Corner quarterly speaker series and activities for the 2025 program year. Coordinate Season 3 (program year 2025) of the district podcast, Streamside Chats, including but not limited to episode development, recording, and audio editing. Assist with planning and conducting watershed stewardship events such as stream cleanups, tree plantings, and/or invasive vegetation removal (including recruiting volunteers, event planning, and coordination).

Opportunity description

Represent the watershed program at community events. Participate in monthly water quality monitoring activities throughout the service year. Organize and maintain equipment needed for programs and activities. Develop educational and instructional materials including but not limited to videos, graphic art, brochures, short articles, and fun facts. Live animal care, including fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Maintain visitor center sanitation schedule and ensure safety protocols are followed to provide clean and safe environment for visitors and staff. Other duties as assigned.

Benefits

  • Paid training
  • Federal loan deferment
  • Eligible mileage reimbursement
  • Full-time members eligible for healthcare
  • May be eligible for childcare
  • Additional training stipend $125/quarter
  • Free attendance to the Ohio Stormwater Conference

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Must have GED or high school diploma; be 18 or older by October 8, 2024. Must successfully pass a National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC). Must be a U.S citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

Preferred qualifications

Possess a valid driver's license. Have an interest in the environmental field such as, stormwater managment, climate impacts, or urban forestry. Demonstrate maturity and cultural competency. Self-motivated and able to work on a team.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Environmental education

Work environment

  • Indoor